Wednesday, 31 October 2012

can you have toooooo many pics?????

oh well you just have to have the lot.............I finished the binding while in town and had to stay in for a meeting so it was getting late when I headed home.........remembering I had to take photos for the SAL girls  (AND the sun is disappearing) I was keeping an eye out for a fence without barb wire or a nice log not in burrs to take some photos............
without the commitment I made to the SAL girls and having the Stitch-a-long blog this quilt would not have happened..........
they have been a great support............some times questioning my progress too (which I needed)
I didn't think this quilt would happen in August...........
We started the SAL and all was good and then life went in a wrong direction and it took til September and Janice coming to visit to get back into it.......I had started but not progressed far.......I knew I had been pushing Janice along and I had planned to work on the SAL while she was here.......then i got right into it......addicted..........lol......so most of my quilt was done in 1 month................
a huge thanks to Betty my quilt fairy for fitting the quilt in such a short space of time..........
...I just love what she has done............
ta da
ThAnKyOu SaL gIrLs

close up in sections.........
my layout got changed a bit........
the 4th and 5th rows are swapped as I had a problem with the fabric i used in the chook shed block and I was running out of time to unpick so moved the rows around...........perfect fix..........
the colours in a couple of photos are a little off.......was getting too dark............
a wheat paddock in the distance nearly ready for harvest............
and just one more photo just because I liked it.............
with about 2.5hrs to go (my time) the SAL girls can enjoy a quite peaceful rest from me.......
the details
My Favourite Things 
from her book Some Kind of Wonderful
mostly used 1930's fabrics
quilted by Betty
Started Oct 2011 finished 2012 
Catch you later
Chookyblue...........
PS 2 quilts finished in 5 days...........I am on fire.........

60 comments:

Ellice Orenshaw said...

There can never be too many pics, I think it is the more the merrier & it allows everyone to see the items better

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Such a beautiful finish. Huge congratulations. Hugs

Cathy said...

You sure are, Smokin!!!! Love your pics, and no too many!!

Susan said...

Gorgeous work Chooky. No, we can never have too many photos. Hope it's cool enough to sleep beneath it tonight.

Sue SA said...

Congratulations, a great finish!

Janice said...

It looks fantastic. I still can't believe you finished it in such a short time. The settings on your pics are great. Hopefully mine will be finished before too long.

luv2quilt2 said...

Beautiful work!

Oddbjørg said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt!

Larissa said...

I am in love with your version in 1930s prints Chooky!!! So bright and wonderful, I might have to make another one again in these style fabrics, lol! ... Fantastic photos to show each of the elements off too!! Thanks for sharing - and encouraging us!!

suzitee said...

Wooohooo...and just in the nick of time! It is stunning Chooky...extra well done to you! The fabrics are stunning, and I love lots of photos :)

shez said...

wow Chooky it looks awesome well done on a beautiful finish,i will get back into mine once i have finished the grandies xmas presents,thankyou for a fun journey.xx

Seams Sew Together said...

It looks fabulous, you did well!!
Love your colours

Susan said...

Love the way you photograph your quilts. Looks great - its always nice to see some changes to the original pattern.

Maria said...

I really loved all your photos.
Your quilt is beautiful Chooky...
Which project are you going to do with your SAL girls next year ???

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Pero que bonito!!!!!! besos

hobbyshop fugeltsje said...

Hij is geweldig geworden.
Gr. Miranda

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous Chooky....just gorgeous...you are on fire!!!!!!

Christine M said...

Your quilt is beautiful Chooky. The fabrics you have used are lovely. I love that last photo too!

Solstitches said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous.
I LOVE the pic of it rolled up on the fence.
Margaret

Cubby House Crafts said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! And I love your photos of it...what a beautiful backdrop for your quilt to be photographed!
Congratulaions!
Lisa

Kerri Nicholson said...

I love it. It make me want to make it. LOL Love the colours. Loooovvveeee ALL the photos. Glad you got the binding done and didnt hurt your neck to much.
Cheers Kez

De said...

Fabulous!

Guðrún said...

Both beautiful and special, it´s about you, your interests and things.

Susie said...

Well done and congratulations!! It looks truly beautiful. I adore yr fabric combo.

Anita said...

Yay - looks great!! Congratulations on finishing....there is so much work in that quilt...hence why I didn't even attempt it LOL
I love the photo of the quilt rolled up on the fence post.....would make a good card!

Lynda said...

So beautiful Chooky! I love the colours in the fabrics you've chosen and the check binding looks fantastic.

laurajane said...

I love this quilt.I really do. I must do this quilt.xxx

Maree: said...

Great Job You your Quilt is Lovely...Beautiful
Photo's and Never too many..Love the Binding too.
Cheers

Terry said...

It looks fabulous! Congratulations! :0)

Station Stitcher said...

Well done! It looks amazing!! I would never have finished it!! Kind of glad I didn't start it!! So what's next?!

Sisbabestitches said...

When they are of such a huge project finally finished, nope, never enough photos, lol, congratulations

Deb R said...

Well done Chooky!!! Your quilt looks delish!!!

rosie said...

Chooky your photos are simply beautiful.... absolutely gorgeous setting for a fantastic quilt...

katrien said...

Very nice quilt.

feltfree på Åsly said...

its looking gorgeous. nice colors

Nicky said...

You did it! Well done, it is a beautiful quilt, something to always treasure. Love the pics, esp the one you have on your header, fantastic!

Salley said...

Great finish! . . . . Just ADORE the blog header. Beautiful photo Chooky.

Chocolate Cat said...

Beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

You can never have too many pics of a quilt that beautiful. I LOVE it!

Tatkis said...

This quilt is just adorable! Congrats on your finish!!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Anthea said...

Never too many pics of this wonderful quilt Chooky!! Well Done, you really got stuck into it & created such a beautiful quilt.
Woo Hoo!!

Lenora said...

Congratulations, such a lovely quilt!

Gayle said...

Beautiful pics, lovely quilt. Congrats on the finish, always a wonderful feeling.

Lurline said...

Beautiful quilt, beautiful pics!
Hugs - Lurline.

carina said...

How nice beautiful! Well done! Carina

Vicki ♥ said...

Love the fabrics and colours you used Chooky and congrats on finishing it. :) You flew with it :) Hugs Vicki x

Samelias Mum said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jenny said...

Its just beautiful. So different to the last time I saw it.
It's lovely that you have personalised it just to suit you. Well done.

Lenora said...

Got your message Chooky. I couldn't find the same screen as your blogging tips page shows, but I have ticked a box that I think may help. Please let me know if it is still showing no reply. Thanks heaps.

Anne Lise said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous. Congratulations. I will think it's a good feeling now and that you are pleased with yourself. Lovely colours too. Hugs...

~Marica~ said...

It´s just wonderful. Love the colours and fabrics that you had use..

Raewyn said...

Fantastic - gorgeous quilt and beautiful photos - I especially like the rolled up shot!! Well done!

Cheryl said...

Wow Chooky you have done an amazing job on this quilt

Berglind Snæland said...

This is a georgeous quilt Chookyblue :)

simplestitches said...

looks fantastic! I've just purchased the book so it's on the To Do List...

Carrie P. said...

Love this quilt. I do love her designs even though I have not done any yet.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Well done...just love it! Your changes are great also. Xx

Anne Heidi said...

I really love your quilt- it turned out beautiful!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Love it! Well done Chooky, it's so pretty with those fabrics, and all the work involved makes it even more special. :-)
Hugs
Jenny

Jindi's Cottage said...

Some things deserve lots and lots of pics...love it in 30's...well done...